Torero Experience: Honors Overnight Program
The Torero Experience: Honors Overnight Program is open only to admitted students who have been invited to apply to the Honors Program for the Fall 2017 Semester.
Registration for this event has closed, as all open spaces have filled. Please email email@example.com to be placed on the Honors Overnight Program waitlist. We will notify you as soon as we are able to determine whether or not we may be able to confirm your attendance. Please do not make travel plans until you have received a confirmation from us.
The Honors Overnight Program will take place Thursday, April 20 - Friday, April 21, 2017. This event features a variety of activities designed to allow you to experience campus life while learning more about the exceptional academic opportunities you'll have at USD. During your stay, you will participate in a student panel featuring current USD Honors Students, who will share insight into how the Honors Program has helped them accomplish their academic pursuits. In addition, you and your parents will have the opportunity to speak with the Director of the Honors Program, along with representatives from the Offices of Undergraduate Research, Living Learning Communities, Study Abroad, Financial Aid, Parent Relations and Career Services.
We are unable to entertain special overnight visit requests on dates other than our scheduled programs. If you are unable to join us for the Honors Overnight Program, we invite you to take part in Torero Visit Day or one of our Torero Experience: Torero for a Day programs. Please note that these events are open to all admitted students and are not specifically geared toward the Honors Program.
Honors Overnight Program Agenda
|Day 1: Thursday April 20, 2017|
|11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||Check-In and Welcome Reception in Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Warren Auditorium|
|12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.||Welcome Address|
|12:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.||Campus Tour and Creative Collaborations (Undergraduate Research Conference)|
|2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.||Student Sessions: Ice Breaker, Resource Scavenger Hunt and Student Panel|
|2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.||Parent Sessions: Parent Panel and Q&A with the Office of Financial Aid and the Career Development Center|
|5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.||Meet your Student Host|
|5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.||Dinner and Free Time with your Host|
|8:00 p.m.||Evening Social Events|
|Day 2: Friday, April 21, 2017|
|8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.||
Breakfast and Attend Classes
Check out the list of classes that are preapproved for visits.
|11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.||Check-In for Panel and Closing Luncheon (students and parents)|
|11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.||Academic and Experiential Learning Panel (students and parents)|
|12:30 p.m.||Closing Luncheon with Administrators, Faculty and Honors Students (students and parents)|
*Agenda subject to change*
Overnight Visit Details
An overnight visit is an in-depth, 24-hour stay with a current USD student host. You'll have the opportunity to attend classes, eat in the dining facilities and take part in social activities on campus. Meals will be provided for you, including: dinner on the day of your arrival, as well as breakfast and lunch on the following day.
You are expected to provide your own sleeping gear (i.e. sleeping bag, pillow, toiletries, etc.) for your stay in one of our residence halls. A limited quantity of sleeping bags and sleeping pads are available to rent for your visit.
The fee for an overnight visit is $15.00, as well as an additional $15.00 for each guest who will be joining you at the Closing Luncheon. All fees are non-refundable.
Electronic payment is preferred and may be submitted during the registration process. Please have your credit card ready, as there is a time limit to complete the payment process during registration. If you are unable to complete payment, your registration will be canceled and you will not be able to re-register. If you experience this, email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
At this time, registration has reached capacity. Please email email@example.com to be placed on the Honors Overnight Program waitlist. We will notify you as soon as we are able to determine whether or not we may be able to confirm your attendance.
Note for Parents and Families
Parents are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception, Campus Tour and Parent Sessions on Thursday, as well as the Academic Panel and Closing Luncheon on Friday. When not taking part in the Honors Overnight programming, we invite you to explore campus or our beautiful city on your own.
Planning Your Trip
If you will require hotel accommodations during your visit, we recommend that you consider booking with Bartell Hotels. Owned and operated by an USD alumnus, Bartell Hotels offers discounted room rates to friends and visitors of USD and donates 10% of all total room costs back to the University in support of student scholarships. All eight Bartell Hotels are conveniently located near campus. To learn more about the special rates available to you during your stay, please visit www.usdpartnership.com or call call 800-345-9995.
To prepare for your trip to campus, please review our driving directions and campus map. Make sure to enter campus via the West Entrance and park in the West Marian Way Parking Structure, which will be just ahead on your left. Check-in will take place in Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Warren Auditorium, which is a short - but rather steep - walk up the hill from this structure. Should this walk pose any challenges to you or your family, trams are available to take you up the hill. Trams regularly pick up from the ground level of the parking structure.